Pratt, Minnesota

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Pratt, Minnesota
Unincorporated community
Pratt, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Pratt, Minnesota
Pratt, Minnesota
Pratt, Minnesota is located in the US
Pratt, Minnesota
Pratt, Minnesota
Location of the community of Pratt
within Steele County
Coordinates: 44°01′21″N 93°09′34″W / 44.02250°N 93.15944°W / 44.02250; -93.15944Coordinates: 44°01′21″N 93°09′34″W / 44.02250°N 93.15944°W / 44.02250; -93.15944
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Steele
Township Aurora Township and Havana Township
Elevation 1,234 ft (376 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 55060
Area code(s) 507
GNIS feature ID 654892[1]

Pratt is an unincorporated community in Steele County, Minnesota, United States.

Geography[edit]

The community is located southeast of Owatonna along U.S. Highway 218 near Steele County Road 6, Austin Road. Pratt is located within Aurora Township and Havana Township. SE 48th Street is also in the immediate area. Turtle Creek flows nearby. Nearby places include Owatonna, Owatonna Township, Somerset Township, and Bixby.

History[edit]

A post office called Pratt was established in 1879, and remained in operation until 1955.[2] The community was named for William A. Pratt, an early settler.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pratt, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Steele County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 533.